Cowboys coach Markus Paul suffers medical emergency

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The Dallas Cowboys organization suffered a serious incident on Tuesday morning. Strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul had to be transported to a local area hospital after an incident at the team facility. The team has released an official statement this afternoon.

Practice and all media availability was cancelled on Tuesday, following owner Jerry Jones’ appearance on his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan. According to the timeline presented, the tragedy occurred prior to Jones going on air. Immediately after his appearance, the team released a statement confirming the cancellations. They followed that up with a more descriptive statement that included a note from the Paul family indicating coach was undergoing medical testing.

Paul, 54, was promoted to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach this past offseason after spending two years as an assistant to Mike Woicik. Hired by head coach Jason Garrett, Paul was one of only a handful of coaches who was retained by new head coach Mike McCarthy.

He has been a member of five Super Bowl championships, three with the New England Patriots and another two with the New York Giants. Paul spent five seasons in the league as a player after being taken in the fourth round of the 1989 draft by the Chicago Bears out of Syracuse University.